|Directed by||Peter Yates|
|Produced by||Nicholas Gage|
Nigel Wooll (associate producer)
|Written by||Nicholas Gage|
|Music by||Bruce Smeaton|
|Edited by||Ray Lovejoy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Eleni is the 1985 movie adaptation of the memoir Eleni by Greek-American journalist Nicholas Gage. Directed by Peter Yates with a screenplay by Steve Tesich, the movie stars John Malkovich, Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt and Glenne Headly.
Plot[change | change source]
The movie is told in a flashback format with Gage, now living in the United States, returning to his native Greece to solve the mystery of his mother's death when he was a child. The movie looks back to the effect of the 1940s Greek Civil War on the remote Greek village of his upbringing in the northwestern Greek region of Epirus; and he investigates what happened to his mother after Communist guerrillas of the Democratic Army of Greece (ΔΣΕ) invade the village of Lia.
Cast[change | change source]
- Kate Nelligan as Eleni Gatzoyiannis
- John Malkovich as Nicholas Gage
- Linda Hunt as Katina
- Oliver Cotton as Katis
- Ronald Pickup as Spiro Skevis
- Rosalie Crutchley as Grandmother
- Glenne Headly as Joan Gage
- Dimitra Arliss as Ana
See also[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Eleni". AFI. 1985-11-01. Retrieved 2021-05-21.